Am trying to disable auto updates in Adobe Reader DC (Continuous) through the registry HKLM\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Adobe\Adobe ARM\Legacy\(product name)\(product code) Mode method. Had no problems on a Win 7 64 bit machine. But on a Win 7 32 bit machine, the additional keys in the registry under Wow6432Node are not there. I can create them, but I'd need the product code. So how do I get the updates disabled on the Win 7 32 bit machine? (Note: Am not downgrading to Win 10 at this time, so do not need to hear about that.)
Update: Is there a different procedure / key for install on 32 bit Windows vs 64 bit Windows? Couldn't find anything by online search, but I did find this key in the Win 32 bit registry HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Adobe\Adobe ARM\Legacy\Reader with a product code key and Mode value. Is this the correct one to use when installed on a 32 bit system (Win 7)? Will this work for Reader DC?
If you are administering 32-bit machines you need to know about HKLM\Software\Wow6432Node. It isn't created by Adobe (it can't be). It's an automatic part of the registry in 64-bit machines, that doesn't exist on 32-bit machines. To cut a very long story short, on a 32-bit machine....
- You MUST NOT create this node, it could cause havoc; get rid of it if you made it.
- Just delete Wow6432Node from your instructions so you have HKLM\SOFTWARE\\Adobe\Adobe ARM\Legacy\(product name)\(product code)